Qualifying Update for 2020

Sailing, Sports — By on February 27, 2019 at 8:10 PM

Mapping the Route to Tokyo for 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17

World Sailing and the IOC have finally concluded the Tokyo 2020 qualification system, including continental qualification. The 49er has 19 spots at the games, 20 for the Nacra 17, and 21 for the 49erFX. The previous baseline of 20 was slightly adjusted to account for a 50-50 male-female ratio at the games, while managing to have 4.5 events for women and 5.5 events for men.

The basic qualification system is 1 spot in each event for the host nation, then 40% of the spots at the Aarhus 2018 Worlds, then the next group qualify at the 2019 Worlds in Auckland, with the final opportunity being the continental qualifiers which are six spots, one each for Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, North America, and South America.

So, here is the table of total spots available, with the green ones as already completed.

With almost half of the spots assigned, here is who has qualified (green)… read on

Father & Son Duo Set To Compete At Europeans, Final Regatta for Father (65) 

The 2019 49er, 49erFX & Nacra17 European Championship, this year to be competed on the waters off Weymouth, will see Olympic hopefuls pushing to qualify their countries and themselves for the ever nearer Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. There is one team however, who aren’t as concerned with qualification, as they are with enjoying the ride.

Father and son duo, Roger (65) and Simon (35) Coles from Lee on Solent Sailing Club will be competing for one last time together in the 49er, before Roger ‘hangs up his harness’. First stepping foot on a 49er in 1998… read on

As a side note to sailors looking to get back in the 49er, the 2020 Masters World Championship are coming up next summer. The 2020 Masters will be in August, on Lake Como, Italy, and will immediately follow the 2020 Junior Worlds, so there will be plenty of charter boats available.

If teams want to get ready for the masters, there will also be plenty of charter boats available in the UK for the 2019 Europeans, so join in.

Tuke (and Burling) Feature in Nation Wide Award Ceremony  

The 56th Halberg Awards show kicked off with a funny skit, featuring plenty of sailing and Blair Tuke (NZL) plays a key role in rescuing the show… FB video link. Enjoy!
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